good call for the edison fuse problem. i have never seen them but they sound cool.ryaniniowa said:They actually make a screw in fuse that is a circuit breaker. It has a little reset built right into it. Granted it's not the cure for an overloaded circuit, but they are handy if you only overload it occasionally. You can get them at true value's or other stores in that line.
In your area of Illinois I would suggest $1500.00 to $2000.00 for a 200-amp panel, which is what you need.747 said:How much would a electric contractor charge to replace the fuse box in my house with circuit breakers
Speedy Petey said:If you have fuses, any knowledgeable electrican will automatically suggest a complete service change. If the service equipment is old enough to still have a fuse panel it is most certainly time to replace it all.
Service change cost depends completely on location.
100 amp service - $750-$1500
200 amp service - $1200-$2500
California and the Southeast seem to be in the higher bracket. I have heard of 200 amp service changes in Cali going for over $3k. This to me is robbery, I don't care where you live.
In my area of NY 100 amps is around $800-$1000, with 200 amps in the $1200-$1400 range.
These numbers are typical replacements with no unforseen circumstances and/or extra circuit wiring.